Report: ISIS fighter worked at MSP airport

Abdirahmaan Muhumed Screengrab of Facebook public profile

KMSP provides a perfect example of the threat within with its report that Abdirahmaan Muhumed, the second man with Minneapolis connections to die fighting for ISIS, was close to terrorism’s weapon of choice in the U.S.

He worked at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Two former employees confirmed working with Muhumed at Delta Global Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Airlines.

Earlier this year, the cleaning contract was taken over by another company, Airserv. The Metropolitan Airports Commission is in charge of granting security clearances, but a MAC person told Fox 9 News they could not comment on what Muhumed’s were due to the ongoing FBI investigation.

Instead, they offered to check with Homeland Security to see if they can release any information at all.

It’s unclear how long Muhumed worked at DGS, or when exactly he left the Twin Cities to fight with ISIS. He died in the same battle as Douglas McCain, who was also from Minnesota. Authorities estimate that as many as 15 men and one woman have left the metro to fight with the terror group.

Muhumed did not have any criminal history that would’ve shown up on a background check before getting security clearance to work at the airport.

  • Moffitt

    This comes as no surprise. Most of the work force at the airport are immigrants. It’s the guy with blonde hair, blue eyes and a Midwestern accent I’m afraid of. Because we will never see him coming.

  • Thomas Mercier

    The TSA does a decent job of screening passengers. But given the alternative ways to access the secured area, their effectiveness is limited.
    And while this situation highlights a potential weakness, is there an alternative way of doing things that would be better/”safer”?